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No.8 Hibiscus Gin

The Juniper Collective

Regular price $79.99

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No.8 Distillery - Dunedin, New Zealand

Style - Contemporary
700ml | 42% ABV

Description
“Ladies' delight”. Fruity and smooth. On the nose we have sweet yuzu and kaffir lime. On tasting, the spices rub your cheeks from the inside eventually giving way to the exotic tartness of  passionfruit, ginger, gorse flowers (which give it a coconut aroma), with the kaffir lime leaf cutting through in the base. The gin is a unique recipe and coloured by macerating hibiscus petals in the gin after distillation. Being a natural colouring, it will fade if exposed to sunlight.

Distilling
The No.8 still sits in the window at the Dog with Two Tails in sunny Dunedin. Their processes – drying botanicals that they've foraged, macerating, distilling, mixology – is all on display. This is part of their goal to demystify the art of distilling and make it more accessible to the good and gorgeous people of Dunners. They also have a refill & bottle swap system and sustainable program to do 0 waste.

About
No.8 Distillery came from the need to get things done with what they had to hand while setting up and installing their distillery during the April 2020 lockdown & fix everything with a No8 wire cable. Their still is a beautiful Franken-machine named "Therese" with all sorts of parts thrown together and reconfigured to create a unique still that can do more than most stills her size. The No.8 attitude carries on in the way that they'll experiment with different and unconventional ways of extraction to see what they get. Julien also created their first gin - the Horopito Fire Gin with 8 main ingredients.

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